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Worst mainline Halo game?

CE 12 15.58%
2 10 12.99%
3 5 6.49%
4 13 16.88%
5 19 24.68%
All of them (not sure why I'm here) 3 3.90%
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Table of contents:

1. About Halo - This post will serve as an intro to the thread as well as an intro to the franchise.

2. Data - Think of this section as Pinned news, this is where the more important news and information will be stored.

3. News - Much like "Data" this will be a post dedicated for news, this section will contain the less important news and be rotated more often.

4. Extras - This is a section for purely non-game related Halo news. Think novels, comics, shows, toys, etc

5. Community - This is the place for you. The central hub for gamertags and clans with community featured maps, clips, and pics.


Before we get into the awesomeness of Halo, here's an FAQ (Future Asked Questions).

Q: What's this thread about?

A: This thread is about everything that has to do with Halo whether it be books, games, shows, sharing clips, etc. You're free to discuss anything Halo related.

Q: Halo is boring! Ewwww I hate this game! Why do you people like it so much? Stupid dudebros!

A: ....

Alright now let's continue, shall we?

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First Look at Halo 5: Forge on Windows 10 and Content Browser

Ever since Forge was released in Halo 5: Guardians, players have found countless ways to create amazingcreative and wacky ways to utilize the powerful map-creating tool. So far, the community has grown to over 16.5 million players, who have spent more than 272 years in Forge and built nearly 330,000 maps!

In May, 343 Industries announced Forge is coming to Windows 10 and at RTX today, attendees and viewers got to see their first look at what it’s like to create maps using the precision of a mouse and keyboard! In Halo 5: Forge on Windows 10, players will have a redesigned interface specifically made for Windows 10 and interchangeable support between an Xbox One controller or a mouse and keyboard.

Of course, creating maps is only one part of the user-generated content experience in Halo 5: Guardians. The ability to easily find and share your maps with friends is very important, and 343 Industries finally lifted the covers on one of the most requested features in Halo 5: Guardians – the Content Browser! The Content Browser is available on both Xbox One and Windows 10, and enables easy sharing and searching of custom maps, game modes and Forge Object Groups.


Halo Wars Definitive Edition: Experience the Classic that Redefined Real-time Strategy on Consoles

Included with the purchase of the Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition, Halo Wars: Definitive Edition is an enhanced version of the original Halo Wars that runs natively on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. Follow the original adventures of the UNSC Spirit of Fire as its crew wages war against the Covenant, with improved graphics, additional Achievements, and both the Historical Battle Map Pack and Strategic Options Pack. We will have more to share about Halo Wars: Definitive Edition in the coming months.




Sneak Peek at the Halo Legendary Crate

343 Industries shared new details and items in the first Halo Legendary Crate, “SPARTAN-IV INITIATION,” which is currently available for preorder. As previously mentioned, crates are shipped every two months with the first coming out in August. Each Halo Legendary Crate contains a figurine from the Halo Legendary Figure Collection, and fans got to see the first figure at RTX!

Anyone who orders the Halo Legendary Crate and links their Microsoft account will become a member of Fireteam Apollo, a brand new superfan program steeped in Halo lore. Members of Fireteam Apollo will receive an exclusive in-game emblem, exclusive REQ packs for Halo 5: Guardians, and access to new stories told digitally and through in-crate items. Year-long subscribers will receive a “Legendary” pin.


New Global Licensed Partners Coming to Halo

New licensees and associated products include:

  • AC Worldwide: 30cm tall Bluetooth speakers in the shape of Halo characters (U.S., Canada, Europe).
  • Bensons Trading Company: show bag novelty items including key rings, sippers, balls, inflatables, backpacks, stickers, temporary tattoos, mugs and cups, drink bottles and more (Australia, New Zealand)
  • Danilo Promotions: calendars, greeting cards, gift wraps and more (Europe).
  • H2W Sunstaches: Halo-themed novelty and traditional sunglasses (U.S., Canada).
  • Industrias Darks: T-shirts, hoodies, varsity jackets, leggings (Mexico).
  • Jada Toys: Two, four and six-inch “METALS” Halo die-cast statues (Worldwide).
  • Licensing Essentials: Apparel for men, ladies, underwear, sleepwear, headwear, homewares and giftware (Australia, New Zealand).
  • PDP: customized Halo-themed controllers and faceplates (U.S., Canada, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Australia, New Zealand).
  • Rubber Road: Holiday-themed sweaters, knitted hats, coat hooks, water bottles and coffee travel-mugs (U.S., Canada, Europe).
  • ThinkGeek: Desktop weapon replicas, drinkware, USB chargers for car, desktop and portable needs, giant slippers, foam melee weapons and role-play ballistic weapons (U.S., Canada and Worldwide Online).
  • Wicked Replicas: Lighting (Headlamp Heroes, Logo Lamps, Neon Lamps) plus tin signs, flexible wearable masks and numerous replicas (Australia, New Zealand).

In addition, 343 Industries has renewed its partnership with The Coop, and Skullcandy & ASTRO Gaming. Current partner J!NX will also add plush to its line-up of Halo products, and Dark Horse Comics adds Halo comics to Comixology Unlimited. The new additions join previously announced offers from master toy partner Mattel.

These new licensed partners will begin rolling out Halo-themed products this fall 2016, and continue through the launch of Halo Wars 2 in 2017



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dont tell me what to do.

Oooo, wonder what this is.............. Lol =P gonna be good! just in time as well

I think I have a good idea!

starcraft - Playing Games = FUN, Talking about Games = SERIOUS

starcraft said:
I think I have a good idea!

spill the beans...

Lol I reserved a post on the front page of the Official Halo Thread... guess I should keep it on topic then